Welcome to the Wilson Middle School Robotics website! We are a team of middle school students exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) related subjects. Through this club, our team learns the fundamentals of mechanical design, engineering, programming, and teamwork through a unified, creative mindset. Our group must implement these skills to excel in a competitive environment and organize ourselves to be successful and efficient in completion of several projects. This will prepare us to pursue careers in technical fields or at least gain useful social skills. We have participated in competitions such as Hydrobot, iARoc, Botball, and more. We are trying to raise funds to keep our club going and our goal is to raise at least $15,000 through fundraising, donations, and grants. 

Eat out and support our Mogl fundraiser here!

We meet Mondays-Fridays except Thursdays from 3:36 - 5:00 PM and most Saturdays from 8:00-12:00 PM in Room 201. Check the calendar for exceptions.

Rotary STEM video

posted Oct 13, 2016, 12:59 PM by Wilson Robotics   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 3:55 PM by Phet Pease ]

This is the video Mr. Michener made about Botball in the Hoover Cluster.

STEAM Maker Festival Results

posted Dec 7, 2015, 3:00 PM by Wilson Robotics

Things have been super busy in our club so forgive us for the lack of blog posts. We have been hard at work on our different competitions. We finally competed in the four different events this past Saturday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds during the STEAM Maker Festival. We're proud to announce that all our hard work has paid off. We walked home with five new trophies!

Robotics Follow the Line Contest
The Wilson Boys Team won 1st place while the Wilson Girls Team took home 2nd!

Our team maxed out as far as the number of weights. The only thing we got docked down for was our documentation so we ended up with 2nd place. We're happy with that, but next time we'll have our documentation in order as well.

Our team took the 3rd place trophy here. The myth they explored had to do with the Captain America film and an investigation of terminal velocity.

Recyclable Fashion Challenge
Our team won a Judges Award Trophy for "Most Creative" outfit for our hot cheetos dress.

The entire event was super fun! There were so many booths and exhibits with hands-on activities including candle rolling, train-building, race-car derby, human fooseball, and more!

What's up next for our team? We will be continuing to improve our programming skills and preparing for our next competition!

You Can Support Us Without Spending an Extra Penny!

posted Oct 26, 2015, 1:29 PM by Phet Pease

For those supporters who aren't able to financially support us regarding our Indiegogo fundraiser, there's another way you can help! We stumbled upon an online fundraiser that allows you to shop online as you would normally and have a percentage of your purchases contribute to our club account!

It's called Ziggedy. We just signed up and if you sign up for an account in the next 30 days using the following link: www.ziggedy.com/wilsonkpease/signup, we get $1 for each account made. All that's required is a name and email address (you can also change your settings to be anonymous if you'd like). Their website says that they won't spam or sell your information. If you install their Ziggedy browser app, that's another $5 that goes into our account. If you never purchase anything online, you still have contributed $6 to our account! A percentage of anything you purchase by first clicking through Ziggedy will be credited to our account and sent to the school. 

Spread the word and our link! www.ziggedy.com/wilsonkpease/signup Any account created gets us $1 bonus and gets us closer to our goal! Ziggedy is completely free (i.e., there is absolutely no difference in the price you pay), and it takes only one extra click through Ziggedy before you shop. Share the link with your friends and family. Thank you for your support!

First Competitions of the Season

posted Oct 20, 2015, 4:25 PM by Wilson Robotics   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 4:12 PM ]

Mrs. Pease talked to us about the STEAM Maker Festival, which will occur at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Dec 5th. Not only will we be able to have a booth showcasing our work, but we will also be entering the competitions there. We signed up for various competitions including:

Myth Busting - selecting a myth to investigate and creating a presentation
Fashion Show - teams of 4 will have a few hours to use recycled materials to create a fashionable outfit
Robotics - using arduino, we will create a robot and program it to complete an obstacle
Bridge Stix Buildoff - in teams of 4, design a bridge that can withstand a jug of water for at least 30 secs
Shoe Design - decorate new or gently used white tennis shoes to be modeled on the runway

We're excited to starting preparing! If you want to see us in action, mark your calendars and come visit us at the festival! 

Robotics Students on TV

posted Oct 20, 2015, 1:42 PM by Phet Pease

Last week was a super busy and exciting time for members of our club. On Tuesday, four of the Robotics Club students were selected to go to the NBC 7 studios downtown to showcase a couple robots that they built on live TV to help promote the San Diego Science Alliance's High Tech Fair.

Since the segment ran short, the interviewer, Marianne Kushi  didn't get a chance to talk to the kids on-air about their robots, but the students were still grateful for the exposure. See the clip here:  http://www.nbcsandiego.com/on-air/as-seen-on/GuestMid1013_San-Diego-332497482.html

You can also see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqQcGUNRJMk&feature=youtu.be

Students setting up the tape for their robot.

On Wednesday evening, 10 of the students went to the fair and took shifts speaking to the public and demonstrating their robots. They were also able to visit the various other booths and participate in the hands-on activities themselves.

Lastly, early Thursday morning 14 members made it out to the Del Mar Fairgrounds to do four "hit" segments on the CW Morning news show. You can watch the clips here: http://www.sandiego6.com/news/sd6-in-the-morning/more-guests/San-Diego--333078741.html

Vist our snapchat page

posted Oct 16, 2015, 4:01 PM by Wilson Robotics

Wilson midle school or helloworld534

Go to my stories and see what our robotics students been working.
so get snapchat 

A Peek Into Our Club

posted Oct 12, 2015, 9:51 AM by Phet Pease

What do we do during our meetings? Would you like to see?

Below are some pictures:

Boys in the beginning stages of building a bot.

Helping with a robot that we will present on TV Tuesday, Oct 13th.

Organizing parts.

Boys watching the tutorial on how to use the 3D Design software.

Girls team writing their first program.

Will it run?

Yes, but not the way they wanted it to. So now it's time to problem-solve.

Building and Programming

posted Oct 7, 2015, 5:00 PM by Wilson Robotics   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 5:06 PM ]

Hi my name is Juan! today we are learning how to build and program. Today we are using our imagination and this student is building a car. Those 2 black squares are motors for the wheels. and he`s gonna program it in a couple of days! Later on the year we will go on Field trips and defend our name as Wilson Middle  school champions! So far we`re just being creative and it's not just work, it's fun! Don't worry the wires won't shock so come and if you want to join and your in the school go to the computer lab and see Mrs.pease!

Robotics Club is Back!

posted Oct 5, 2015, 4:48 PM by Wilson Robotics   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 4:50 PM ]

Last week marked the official start of the Wilson Middle School Robotics Club! Without much advertising, we already have close to 40 members and we're still growing! The students were introduced to some basic coding using the Hour of Code site and some students starting building and programming robots. Everyone is super excited about our new season! We can't wait for competition time!

Students are learning how to build robots.

There are different activities that students can play at robotics club!
Here are students learning the hour of code in our website that will teach them basic coding.
Some former robotics students came to mentor the new students.

June 10 2015

posted Jun 10, 2015, 4:17 PM by Wilson Robotics

Today we are hustling to finish the final touches to complete the program so it could function well on Saturday on the official Botball competition so we could see all of our hard work pay off and see all other San Diego County Botball teams compete. Which is located in the Del Mar Fair. After all the work and fun day we are going to have even more fun at the Del Mar Fair games and rides. 

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